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eBooks & Online Literature


  • MVLS Downloadable Audiobooks
    Download audiobooks to your MP3 player (iPod not available). Set up a free account using your library card.


    • FictionWise
      Over 5,000 fiction & non-fiction titles in a variety of reader formats.
    • Powell's eBooks
      Another large collection of eBooks. Over 6,000 fiction & nonfiction titles for Gemstar, Adobe & Microsoft formats.
      Another large collection of fiction & nonfiction titles in a variety of popular formats.
    • Amazon eBooks
      Loads of eBooks to buy for Microsoft and Adobe eBook reader formats. FAQ section explains how to download and install these free readers.
    • Free eBook Library (for Microsoft Reader & Palm)
      "1,800 publicly-available e-books including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, the Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African American documents, and much more."

    Online Literature

    • Literary Magazines
      A list of literary journals from the New York State Council on the Arts. Many have articles and other content online.

    • Project Gutenberg
      Project Gutenberg has been collecting electronic texts since 1971. Plain text versions of texts that are no longer copyrighted. These aren't formatted for eBook readers, just plain text files.
    • Classic Reader
      Wonderful collection of short stories from classic authors.
    • New York Times : First Chapters
      Excerpts from 100's of books.
    • Washington Post : Chapter One
      First chapters from over 1,000 titles of fiction & nonfiction


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    Booktalk: Updated: November 17, 2010